Our website address is https://thebristolratcompany.co.uk.
Updated November 2020
The Bristol Rat Company respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. We encourage you to read this policy before using this site as your use of it signifies that you agree with all the terms of this policy. This policy applies to the personal information we hold about individuals, sole traders, and partnerships. It does not apply to information we hold about companies and other organisations.
We will only collect personal data from you to enable us to respond to a query or to provide a service that has been requested. We may automatically collect non-personal information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the website from which you linked to our website. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on this website.
We will not, lease, distribute, or share your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. Upon request, we will remove any subscriber (and related information) from our database. Except as set out above, we will not pass your details on to anyone outside The Bristol Rat Company without your permission.
Since we have the capacity to operate nationally the information you submit may be transferred anywhere within the United Kingdom or within the business. We take reasonable precautions to ensure that this and all other transmissions will be secure and under our control. Where you provide personal information you consent to such transmission.
This website uses a web browser feature known as a “cookie”. Cookies are files that your web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. These are a recognized way of identifying you each time you return to the site so that you do not have to re-enter your personal details. You can find out more about how cookies work on wikipedia.org. Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookies. In order to do this, you should access the help menu on your browser, however, this may restrict the web-based services that you can use.
This website may contain links to other websites. please be aware that The Bristol Rat Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other such sites and accordingly assumes no responsibility whatsoever in respect of such websites
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
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